Pūmau Tonu te Mauri, Living as Māori, now and in the future

In this paper, Pūmau Tonu te Mauri, Living as Māori, now and in the future Sir Mason reminds us of the challenge to adopt and support policies and programmes that foster a secure cultural identity so that Māori might live well as Māori.

Sir Mason Durie KNZM FRSNZ FRANZCP (Rangitāne, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Raukawa) is one of New Zealand’s most respected academics, and was knighted in 2010 for services to public and Māori health.

This is the first in a series of papers Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned to contribute to the development of our work around Oranga Māoritanga – Cultural Vitality.